Is the Blunt Amendment too Blunt for Abortionists? 1

It’s time to end Republicans’ unrelenting war on women,” said Nancy Pelosi regarding Senator Roy Blunt’s “conscience” amendment. The amendment, attached to an unrelated highway bill, has become yet another opportunity for abortionists to build more straw man arguments to make it seem as if they are the only ones concerned about women’s health issues.

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In this MSNBC interview Rachel Maddow and Elizabeth Warren deliver the same old talking points, aimed at confusing the public about the real issue. More…

Politics from the Pulpit: Will the HHS Put an End to Catholic Charities? 2

What if Catholic charities ceased to exist in this country?

If the government does not rescind the HHS Mandate, it is conceivable that the Church would be forced to shut down universities and hospitals many Catholic health services that provide affordable healthcare to thousands of Americans would likely follow suit.

How could the government allow that to happen? More…

Birth Control and Spirituality Reply

Why is artificial birth control an option for Catholics who are willing to use contraceptives? On the occasions I have presented the possibility of using natural family planning (NFP) to Catholic couples who use contraception to avoid pregnancy, the usual response has been: “It’s too hard.”

What is sought, therefore, is a quick and easy solution to a problem. But can problems really be solved with quick and easy remedies? To think so is to reduce the problem of birth to a partial reality which necessarily implies leaving aside the deeper meaning of life and of personhood. Paul VI was very aware of this when in his Encyclical Humanae Vitae he said the following: More…

Fr Barry O’Toole: Why Contraception is Harmful Reply

Fr Jason Smith is on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje this week. Fr Barry is filling in for Fr Jason’s weekly post while Fr Jason is out.

Is contraception immoral because the Church says that it is? Is it not, rather, the case that the Church, as she is always obliged to do, points out that it is wrong because it is immoral?

So why is it immoral? In the following video, Fr Barry emphasizes one reason why the Church warns about the risks of using birth-control. It is wrong because it is harmful: More…

Statements U.S. Bishops Have Posted on the Unjust HHS Contraception/Sterilization Mandate and Its Infringement of Conscience Rights & Religious Liberty Reply

Originally promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

The following U.S. bishops and apostolic administrators have posted statements on the unjust HHS Contraception/Sterilization Mandate and its infringement of conscience rights & religious liberty. More…

What Every Married Couple Should Know About the Truth of Sex and the Lie of Contraception 1

Words are not the only way we communicate, the body itself speaks a language.

A smile is, for example, one of the most obvious and effective means of non-verbal communication. It is so important Dale Carnegie notes that:

The expression worn on your face is far more important than the clothes worn on your back. More…

Fr John Bartunek: Straight Talk about Contraception Reply

Although the HHS mandate is clearly a violation of the 1st Amendment and an affront to religious liberty, by reopening and drawing heavy attention to the contraception debate, it offers Catholics the opportunity to clarify the Church’s position on contraception and explain, more importantly, why it holds this teaching. Fr John Bartunek’s short article is a common-sense explanation that actually delivers what it More…